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Public Lecture: Oil palm and the rainforest - Genome sequencing for sustainability

Please join us for a public lecture:

Oil palm and the rainforest - Genome sequencing for sustainability
with CSHL Professor Rob Martienssen, Ph.D.

Monday, October 7, 2013
7:00pm
Grace Auditorium
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 516-367-8455

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Oil palm
is one of the world's key commercial crops - the fruit and seeds of the oil palm are the source of nearly one-half of the supply of edible vegetable oil worldwide, and provide one of the most promising sources of biofuel. But as demand for the product has grown, rainforests, particularly those in South East Asia, have suffered. Trees have been felled to make wa
y for the crop.

Now though, we have insight into the plant's genes and their link to greater sustainability.

A multinational team of scientists, including Dr. Rob Martienssen at CSHL, has identified a single gene that regulates yield of the oil palm tree.

Please join us for a "high yield" discussion!


UPDATE - SEE THE LECTURE HERE:

Short lecture preview - http://youtu.be/zNtrUzix3H8

Full-length lecture - http://youtu.be/b9Dj-MKgBkc


SPEAKER:
Rob Martienssen, Ph.D.

Professor and HHMI Investigator
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Dr. Rob Martienssen
leads the plant biology group  at CSHL, where he focuses on epigenetic mechanisms that shape and regulate the genome, and their impact on development and inheritance.



This lecture is free and open to the public.
Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to RSVP.

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